Live edit for javascript not working in WebStorm

I have followed the instructions for debugging with javascript in webstorm:

  • The native "Live Edit" plugin is enabled
  • Live update "Javascript, HTML and CSS" in the "Live Edit" settings.
  • Restart if hot swap fails

Then, I debug the current html file by clicking Debug in the right-click context menu.

This works for refreshing HTML and CSS content without reloading, but changes in Javascript are not reflected 😱.

How can I live edit Javascript in Webstorm? Other answers here on SO are all about the deprecated chrome extension.

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